Sunday, 01 August 2021 15:15

Working meeting with representatives of the Ministries and Departments of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as the UNODC Regional Office in Central Asia.

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In 29-30 July 2021 in Tashkent, the Director of CARICC, Major General Miralizoda Rustam Aziz, met with the leadership and representatives of the competent authorities of Uzbekistan and the UNODC Regional Office in Central Asia.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister G. Fazylov noted that the priority of Uzbekistan's foreign policy is the region of Central Asia. In this regard, the issue of expanding cooperation with CARICC is in the focus of attention of the foreign ministry of Uzbekistan. At the same time, he expressed support for the CARICC initiatives to expand bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of combating drug trafficking.

At the meeting in NCDC, representatives of the competent authorities of Uzbekistan expressed interest in enhancing cooperation with CARICC on a wide range of anti-drug interaction. An agreement was reached to intensify interaction in areas of cooperation of mutual interest.

At the meeting of CARICC Director R. Miralizoda with UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia A. Mittal, proposals for the draft Program for Central Asian countries for a new five-year period were discussed, the official adoption of which is planned to coincide with the first visit of the new UNODC Executive Director Ms. Ghada Fathi Waly to Central Asia.

R.Miralizoda said that in the modern conditions of the development of the drug situation, interaction within the framework of UNODC projects through the possibilities of CARICC as an instrument of inter-network cooperation in the international fight against drugs is acquiring special relevance.

The parties reached an agreement to expand cooperation between CARICC and UNODC on topical issues of modern development of the drug situation.

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